Union Public Service Commission has recently released the official notification for UPSC CDS-II. UPSC has announced 344 vacancies for the Combined Defence Services -II 2020 exam. The UPSC CDS-II exam is scheduled to be held on November 08, 2020. The online registrations for UPSC CDS-II exam starts today i.e August 05, 2020. Eligible aspirants can submit their forms on or before the last date which is August 25, 2020. Candidates who wish to know more about the examination can download EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.10/2020.CDS-II from upsc.gov.in.
The recruitment for UPSC CDS-II is announced for 05 courses which are as follows Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Officers’ Training Academy (For Male) and Officers Training Academy (For Female). The course under Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy commences in July 2021. The course offered under Officer’s Training Academy (114th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course) and Officers Training Academy 28th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commences in October 2021. For Indian Military Academy and Indian Naval Academy course, applications of only unmarried male candidates are invited. Both male and female candidates are eligible to submit their applications for Air Force Academy.
Candidates applying to IMA and Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai must possess a degree from a recognized university. To apply for the Indian Naval Academy, candidates must have a degree in Engineering from a recognized University. Those who are applying got Air Force Academy should have a degree and have studied Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level. Candidates possessing Engineering degree are also eligible for Air Force Academy. Other eligibility criteria such as age limit, physical standards are mentioned in the official notification.
The UPSC CDS-II application form can be submitted through upsconline.nic.in. The application can be submitted in two parts – Part I which is registration followed by Part II application form. SC/ ST/ Female candidates are exempted from the application fee submission. Other candidates have to make a payment of Rs. 200/- through any Branch of SBI by cash or Net Banking/ Visa/ Master/ Rupay Credit/Debit Card. The online applications forms can be withdrawn from September 01, 2020, to September 07, 2020.
The selection criteria for UPSC CDS-II involves the written examination followed by interview round. The result for the written examination is likely to be declared in December 2020. Those who are able to qualify the written examination and have given their first preference as Army (IMA/OTS) have to register themselves again by visiting joinindianarmy.nic.in if not registered before. Candidates are advised to report for the SSB interview as per the schedule intimated to them through call letter.